Do your windows need replacing?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Back to Blog
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There are many reasons to replace your home’s windows. New windows can improve the comfort, enhance the appearance, improve the energy efficiency and increase the safety of your home. Here are some of the reasons to replace your windows:

Create comfort

Windows are the weakest point between your home and outside. If you haven’t got good quality windows, then you may be missing out on comforts that modern windows offer:

  • With the right frame and glass selection, your windows can reduce outside noises.
  • Openable windows work as natural air conditioning. Having the right type of window in the best placement can ensure your home receives enough ventilation and airflow to cool it down naturally.
  • Having adequately sized and placed windows bring in abundant natural light.
  • New windows will seal properly, ensuring there are no cold draughts.

Enhance Appearance

Replacing your windows can make a huge difference to your home’s appearance. When renovating, consider it as a chance to improve window sizes and arrangements, fix scratched windows and update window and frame designs and colour to match your home’s style.

Invest in energy

With the right glass and frame choices, upgrading your home’s windows can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home. This can reduce your reliance on air conditioning and heating resulting in lower energy bills. Tinted windows can also be used in areas with direct sunlight to reduce the sun’s impact on those areas.

Secure your Safety

New windows are made to meet current Australian standards. If your home is more than 10 years old, chances are there have been many advancements in window and glass technology and subsequent changes to the Building Code.

If your home is in a bushfire prone area, new windows need to comply with BAL fire ratings. Windows in upstairs bedrooms should also be fitted with window restrictions or fall prevention screens such as SafeLine® to protect your youngest family members.

If your windows are telling you it’s time to replace them, visit a Wideline showroom near you or call us on 1300 943 354 and speak to one of our friendly showroom staff. You can also get a quote for new windows online.


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